SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Utica and Albany, NY

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Utica and Albany, NY

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) represents a new and innovative paradigm for affordable public higher education for students interested in science, engineering, technology, business, health care, and the liberal arts with academic offerings that provide a well-rounded approach to experiential learning. This hands-on education is cognizant and respectful of the customary academic enterprise while fostering the fast-evolving culture of discovery in today’s knowledge-driven global economy, providing students an unmatched education targeted for success in our ever-changing world.

A diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus culture
SUNY Poly values and includes students from all background in our warm, welcoming community. Our university offers unmatched opportunities for students to succeed and thrive.
Our Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support, and financial assistance to first-time, full-time students who show promise for success in college but may need additional support.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is a New York State Department of Education–funded program developed to increase the amount of under-represented and economically disadvantaged students who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in STEM fields.
A dedicated Student Accessibility Services office ensure differently-abled students have access to all the resources they need for success.
We offer services specifically for veterans as well as men and women currently serving in the armed forces.

Vibrant student life
The Institute boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 18 students. A total of 955 residential students attend the institution, primarily at SUNY Poly Utica, which hosts more than 40 student clubs and organizations, NCAA Division III athletics, 12 intramural sports, and a rich residential life program on its beautiful, modern, and vibrant campus.

World-class education at an affordable price
SUNY Poly students enjoy the affordability of a public college tuition with the benefits that many small private institutions boast, including small class sizes, individualized learning experiences, and a tight-knit community. With access to expert faculty and researchers, innovative career preparation, and world-class facilities, SUNY Poly offers unique opportunities for all students. A commitment to cutting-edge academic and research programs makes SUNY Poly a unique, high-tech global leader in public higher education.


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Ranked #9 among "Best Regional Universities" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023 

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Ranked #2 among the "Top Public Schools" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked #3 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked #16 among "Top Performers on Social Mobility" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked among the top 50 "Best Value Schools" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

SUNY Poly Undergraduate Programs

• Accounting*
• Applied Computing
• Applied Mathematics
• Biology
• Business Administration*
• Civil Engineering
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Communication & Information Design+
• Community & Behavioral Health
• Computer & Information Science+
• Computer Engineering Technology
• Computer Information Systems
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering Technology
• Finance
• Health Information Management*
• Interactive Media & Game Design
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Nanoscale Engineering
• Nanoscale Science
• Network & Computer Security: Cybersecurity
• Nursing*+
• Psychology
• Sociology

* Online option for transfers
+ Accelerated bachelor's/master's option

Pre-professional Options
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine** 
• Various additional pre-health options

** Early acceptance program with Upstate Medical University

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "My favorite thing about the SUNY Poly community is we're a small, tight-knit campus. Everyone is so kind and supportive!"

    • Samantha Humiston
  • “SUNY Poly’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program helps me understand things on a fundamental level, learn how to recreate and redesign, and recognize why specific failures occur. These experiences will open doors to many opportunities.”

    • Haley Couch
      Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • “My favorite thing about the SUNY Poly community is that because of small class sizes, many staff [members] take the time to get to know the students which leads to a more personable experience."

    • Christopher Smith
      Electrical & Computer Engineering